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best friend three years later. they're reunited. his priceless reaction is next.  i'm barack obama, and i approve this message.  mitt romney's position on women's health...it's dangerous. vo:mitt romney and paul ryan would get rid of planned parenthood funding. and allow employers to deny coverage for cancer screenings and birth control. we can't afford to let him take away our choices... to take away basic health care. vo: both backed proposals to outlaw abortions...even in cases of rape and incest. i don't think that women's health issues have faced a crisis like this in decades. but it makes millions off west marylanders every year. now they're running dishonest ads. why? because voting for question seven is a vote to build a... world-class resort casino in maryland. creating thousands of jobs and... ...according to the official department of legislative... services, hundreds of millions for our schools. while saving taxpayer money by cutting casino subsidies. question seven. good jobs and better schools in maryland. not west virginia. . >>> he lost 40-pounds on his back and a
are happening at the pentagon. >> several top brass are due to speak including president obama. we get latest now from our own melanie alnwick live at the pentagon this morning. >> reporter: good morning, tony. president obama and the first lady are scheduled to arrive here around 9:20 this morning to honor the friends, family and colleagues of so many people here in the d.c. area killed that day. this morning, a large flag was hung outside the pentagon, the section that was hit that morning, just as it was september 12, 2001, the day after the attack of 2001 when the flag was hung. not too long ago there was a moment of silence on t lawn at the white house to market first planes hitting the world trade center at 8:46 and 9:02. it was then we realized that america was under attack! here at the pentagon the memorial service begins at 9:0. president obama will take part in a wreath-laying ceremony. the army's chief of chaplains will give the invocation and a moment of silence at 9:37. as you mentioned remarks by the president as well as defense officials including the chairman of the joint chie
weekend on the campaign trail. president obama just returned from a stop in the swing state of florida on zipped. his republican challenger attended church with his family in massachusetts. -- of florida on sunday. new polls show the president got a bounce from the democratic convention and now leads romney by about five percentage points. >>> meanwhile, congress gets back to work this week following its summer recess. a vote is expected soon to temporarily extend current government spending levels. the extension would last for the next six months delaying talk of more cuts beyond the november election. >>> another big story we are following. he is a former navy seal who took part in the raid that led to the death of osama bin laden. and if the first time, he is talking about the book that has made him the source of much controversy. now, he wrote no easy day under the pen name marcoen and for security ropes, his appearance and voice were altered in last night's interview to cbs' 60 minutes. >> this operation was one ever of the most significant operations in u.s. history and it is som
wrapped up in charlotte, north carolina last night with president obama's rousing speech. >> he of course accepted his renomination for president. nicole collins is live in charlotte with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. with two months until the election day, president obama used last night to try to win over undecided voters and also to try and revive the excitement that powered his first presidential run. president obama making his case to voters that america is on the road to economic recovery, but he needs more time to make it happen. >> it will take more than a few years for us to solve challenges that have built up over decades. >> reporter: the president, full of zingers, slammed mitt romney's policies. >> feel a cold coming on? take two tax cuts, roll back regulations and call us in the morning. >> reporter: vice president justice department also renominated thursday. >> one more thing, our republican opponents are just dead wrong about, america is not in decline. america is not in decline. >> reporter: the president speaking in the rhetoric the country is now
. president obama, along with first lady michelle obama bowing their heads in prayer mourning all those who perished. many of those, relatives of the victims. just as in years past they read their loved ones' names aloud. >> i wish you could see how big dunn and phillip are now. that my uncle martin michael worely, we miss you. >> it was a day like this one, a clear blue sky, but a sky that would soon be filled with clouds of smoke and prayers of a nation shaken to its core. >> reporter: and in pennsylvania, vice president joe biden laying a wreath to those who died. the worst terror attack in u.s. history on the minds of all, general john allen taking the time to reconfirm our commitment. >> 11 years from that day there should be no doubt that our dedication to this commitment remains strong and unshaken. >> reporter: a metal beam from the original towers, the base of a 9/11 monument in jerusalem, joined there by relatives of israeli victims who urged the entire world to never forget. >> let all the souls of the thousands of victims whose names are marked on this memorial in jerusalem be r
it will pay 90% of the cost and installation. >>> it is first lady michelle obama's big night at the democratic national convention in charlotte, north carolina. on this first night of business she's joined by a group of big names from our area. fox 5's tom fitzgerald is following it all, maryland and virginia sharing some of that spotlight tonight. >> you look at this schedule. this stands to be the most maryland and virginia centric night of the democratic convention. in addition to the first lady maryland governor martin o'malley, house minority leader steny hoyer and former virginia governor tim kaine have all addressed the crowd and o'malley is making his second appearance now. their messages all echo each other. in their words the country is making progress and from their perspective this onvention is important to returning barack obama to the white house. >> while we've made progress we still have a long way to go and we'll only get there if we elect leaders who put results over ideology. i support president obama because he's that kind of a leader. >> in these times of
obama took the stage. >> we must work like never before and we must once again come together. >> making an emotional case for her husband to lead the nation for four more years. fox 5 morning news continues right now. ght now. >>> good morning to you. welcome to fox 5 morning news. it is wednesday, the 5th day of september. we are inching closer and closer to care's -- to sarah's favorite time of the year. >> it is i big day here on fox 5 morning news. take a look. this is a live picture from the howard university college of medicine where, in a short time, a thousand d.c. residents will be getting free physicals thanks to dr. oz. now, we do want to point out all of today's participants are preregistered. so the physicals will be given only to those who already signed up. we'll be live at howard all morning long and we'll check in with holly morris in just a few minutes to see how things are going on down there. we a the live picture a little bit ago and it looks kind of eerie rie e ar. >> is it a little darker now. >> i know what you're trueing to ask. >> we'll show you we've got a fe
a hearing with the utility company. >>> turning now to the presidential race, new polls give president obama a slight bounce following last week's democratic convention. now that the conventions are over, the final stages of the campaigns are under way. fox 5's melanie alnwick is following the latest on capitol hill. >> reporter: good morning. president obama and mitt romney hitting all the hot button issues in key battleground states, jobs, the economy, medicare. campaign schedules are filling up and as usual florida and ohio are in the crosshairs. >>> reporter: here's something you don't see every day, the president hoisted in the air by a burleigh and enthusiastic pizza shop owner in fort pierce, florida but the president spent the weekend trying to get up close and personal with as many voters as possible across the sunshine state with a line of attack aimed squarely at his rival's tax plan. >> it was like two plus one equals five. [ laughter ] >> reporter: but there is some math the president agrees with. after last week's democratic convention in charlotte, he seems to have gotten a sm
. michelle obama talked about her family and defended barack obama's policies. >> when it comes to rebuilding our economy, barack is thinking about folks like my dad and like his grandmother. he is thinking about the pride that comes from a hard day's work. that's why he signed the lily led better fair pay act to help women get equal pay for equal work. that's why he cut taxes for working families and small businesses and fought to get the auto industry back on its feet. [ applause ] >> president obama watched the first lady's speech in the treaty room of the white house with daughters sasha and malia. >>> republicans are hammering president obama on the national debt which has reached a dubious milestone. wisdom martin has what those numbers mean. >> reporter: last week's republican national convention featured a rolling debt clock. it hit $16 trillion for the first time ever just as the democratic national convention was kicking off in north carolina. >> ouch. it's just another one of those reminders that we are piling on the debt in a dangerous way with no plan to start to bring it back do
, the president and first lady stopped at arlington national cemetery paying their respects. president obama met privately with wounded soldiers at walter reid national military medical center. >>> the pentagon memorial served as a place for comfort and peace today. hundreds of people visited the site to reflect and to remember. fox 5's tom fitzgerald has the story. >> on a stretch of land just next to the pentagon sit 183 benches, clearing 183 names for each of the victims that died here on 9/11. >> i don't know. it's just a wonderful place to sit and reflect. >> marlene and don of iowa had a brother-in-law who worked in the pentagon. he wasn't here on 9/11, but they know others weren't so lucky. >> we see the importance of it that we do honor all the people that died in the crash. >> these benches are layed out in the order of the victims ages. julian was in high school on 9/11 and spent much of the last ten years in the u.s. army. >> it was a catalyst to the things that inevitably happened after i joined the military. so i deployed to iraq and support of operation iraqy freedom. so yes,
some choice words for president obama this morning? >>> the teachers strike in chicago stretch into his a third day. an update on where negotiations stand right now when fox 5 morning news continues. society the courthouse is denying a report in the israeli press that president obama is refusing to meet with prime minister netanyahu in new york later this month. he is sounding new alarms over the prospect of an iranian nuclear weapon and wants to meet with president obama on the sidelines of the u.n.'s annual summit on september thatth. but the prime minister does not arrive until the 1th. president obama did speak with netanyahu for an hour on the phone last night. >>> about 350,000 students in chicago will miss a third straight day of class because of teachers strike. thousands of teachers marched through the streets of chicago yesterday. the two sides met for more than 10 hours but are still at a stalemate over issues like performance evaluations and the recall rights no laid off teachers. talk are expected to resume at 11:00 this morning. >>> coming up next, president obama and repu
in washington at the pentagon, americans took a moment to mark the sullen anniversary. president obama and the first lady paid tribute to the victims of the attack at the 9/11 pentagon memorial dedicated on september 11th, 2008, the pentagon memorial is the oldest of the three memorials. for many today it was the place they wanted to be to take time to reflect and remember. fox 5's tom fitzgerald live at the pentagon. tom. >> reporter: brian, you know, this was a different memorial than we have seen in past years. president obama made his address, as you said, this morning to victims' families and pentagon officials, and the memorial itself remained closed until noon today. we can tell you that the size of the crowds we saw today were smaller but it is also true to say that the people who came here told us they still feel very strongly about this place and that day 11 years after 9/11. on a stretch of land just next to the pentagon sits 183 benches bearing 183 names, one for each of the victims that dade here on 9/11. >> i don't know, it's just a wonderful place to sit and reflect. >>
top defense officials will speak as well as president obama. let's get the latest now from fox 5's melanie alnwick. >> reporter: the president and first lady will have a moment of silence and then travel here to the pentagon for the september 11th memorial ceremony. here's a look at how things are going to go this morning. at 9:30 president obama will lay a wreath and we'll hear the national anthem. 9:37 is the moment of silence to mark when the plane hit the pentagon. there'll be remarks by the president and defense officials and then a rendition of "america the beautiful." it left dulles airport at 8:20 a.m. instead five hijackers took over the plane and turned it around and crashed into the pentagon at 9:37 a.m. killing all 56 passengers as well as the hijackers. it hit on the western side and one section of the building collapsed. 125 workers here that day were also killed and many of them civilians, the memorial was completed and open to the public in 2008. the seventh anniversary of the attacks. it's usually own 24/7 but today it will be closed for the morning's ceremonies an
from the pentagon. >> reporter: good morning. president obama and the first lady will observe a moment of silence on the south launch the white house and then they will take a helicopter here to the pentagon for a september 11th ceremony here as well. let's take you back to that day. american airlines flight 77 left dulles at 8:20 in the morning. it was supposed to go to last instead, five hijackers took over plane, turned it around and crashed no t. into the pentagon at 9:37:00 a.m. killing the crew of sick and all 53 passengers as well as the hijackers. the plane hit the building on the first floor level. one section of the building collapsed. 125 workers here that day were also killed. the pentagon memorial was completed and open to the public in 2008, the seventh anniversary of the attacks. it is usually open around the clock but it will be closed this morning for the ceremonies marking september 11th with the president and the first lady. defense secretary leon panetta will be in charge of those ceremonies this morning. here is a look at how things are going to go. president obama
to schedule. >>> president obama will be in new york today partying it up with music heavyweights jay-z and beyonce. the three are throwing a fund-raiser at jay-z's 4040 club. the president will be in our area on friday, holding a rally at the fitz center. tickets are first come first served. you can head to news 4's facebook page to find out where to get tickets. paul ryan also in virginia the next two days, trying to swing the commonwealth for republicans. he's scheduled to speak at newport university in newport news tonight. tomorrow he'll speak at a manufacturing company in danvil danville. ryan was in virginia last week. he visited harrisonburg and roanoke on friday. >>> romney is in damage control mode today after controversial comments. the video was taken at a private fund-raiser in may and first obtained by liberal magazine "mother jones" and then nbc news. >> for the past three years all everybody's been told is don't worry, we'll take care of you. how are you going to do it six months before the election to convince people to take care of themselves? >> 47% of the people wh
obama is could to speak along with other top pentagon brass and we'll have live coverage. >> in addition to the services at the pentagon, there are remembrance ceremonies and events in communities newout northern virginia and maryland. there are also service projects in the district and on capitol hill. >>> up in the big apple, a commemmoration ceremony is set for later this morning. but this year, no government officials will be speaking at ground zero. family members will instead read the names of the victims who died 11 years ago today. in pennsylvania, 40 lanterns lit up the night last night. thousands of people gathered at the memorial site in shanksville to remember those who were lost. later on today, vice president joe bidening scheduleto visit the flight 93 memorial. >>> leopanetta stopped by the memorial yesterday in shanksville where he toured the wall of names. it pays tribute to the 40 passengers and crew members who lost their lives taking down the plane to d.c. >>> the number two in yemen has been killed. it is not the first time it has been reported that he was killed. he
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